Rio Ferdinand blasts Manchester United fans questioning Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism 🗣️:
“I’ve been seeing people being a touch disrespectful, ‘he’s not here’ and the hysteria surrounding it. A member of his family is not well, so he’s not at training.
“People are questioning the most professional athlete we’ve seen for over 15 years.”
“His family are there, he needs to be where they are and you have to respect that. Simple as. Could it have been communicated better by the club? Probably.”
“People are questioning this guy’s professionalism and why he’s not at the training ground. This is the most consummate, most professional athlete that we’ve seen on these shores.”
‘Yeah he might want to leave, he might not be happy with certain things at the football club, but in terms of professionalism, this guy is training where he is – we’ve seen the pictures.”